Longwave Infrared Thermal Camera Module with Enhanced Performance and Increased Sensitivity

Tau 2+

Model: Tau 2+ 640, 100 mm f/1.6 FPNLX
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Made in USA, the Tau® 2+ is the most advanced, highest performance longwave infrared (LWIR) Tau 2 camera model from Teledyne FLIR. It maintains the widely deployed and real-world-tested Tau 2 mechanical, electrical, and optical interfaces allowing plug-and-play with existing designs. Its new 1.5× sensitivity improvement and an entirely redesigned image processing engine deliver dramatically enhanced scene contrast and sharpness.

Tau 2+ is the go-to thermal camera module for the most challenging environments, including detection of the smallest, hardest to find targets over long distances. Enhanced LWIR thermal performance and market-leading reliability provide low-risk development in the short run and the long run, making it the ideal camera module for unmanned vehicles, security applications, and thermal sights. The Tau2+ is an OEM camera module that is intended to be integrated into a higher level system.

  • Detect Objects at Greater Distances

    NEDT of <25 mK extends detection, recognition, and identification (DRI) range distance

  • Resolve Key Information with Sharper Images and Improved Contrast

    Best in class image processing algorithm provides clearer thermal details in challenging environments

  • Designed for Integrators

    Shared Tau interface and access to technical support team reduce development risk and shorten time to market

LWIR INTEGRATION MADE EASY

LWIR INTEGRATION MADE EASY

Teledyne FLIR has you covered with high performance and reliable longwave infrared (LWIR) Tau 2 series thermal camera modules. Common interfaces and access to a US-based Technical Services team reduce development risk, development cost, and shorten your time to market. If you are developing with Tau 2, we can help. See what solution is best for your application.

Specifications
Pixel Size
17 µm
Frame Rate Options
30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
Performance: <25 mK
Scene Temperature Range
0°C to +80°C
Temperature Measurement
Not available
Performance
Scene Temperature Range
0°C to +80°C
Thermal Sensitivity/NETD
Performance: <25 mK
Time to Image
<5.0 sec
Radiometry
Advanced Radiometry
Not available
Isotherm
Not available
Temperature Measurement
Not available
Imaging & Optical
Analog Video Display Format
640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
Array format
640 × 480 (NTSC); 640 × 512 (PAL)
BT656 (8-bit)
Yes
Camera Link (Expansion Bus Accessory Module)
Yes
CMOS (14-bit or 8-bit)
Yes
Color and Monochrome Palettes (LUTs)
Yes
Continuous Digital Zoom
2x - 8x
Continuous Electronic Zoom
2x - 8x
Diameter
29 mm
Digital Detail Enhancement
Yes
Discrete I/O Controls Available
Yes (10 camera minimum)
Dynamic Range Switching
Yes
Exportable Frame Rates
30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
Factory Optimized Video
Yes
Flat-Field Correction (FFC) Duration
<0.5 sec
FPA - Digital Video Display Format
640 x 512
Frame Rate Options
30/60 Hz (NTSC) 25/50 Hz (PAL)
Hyperfocal Depth of Field
1.1 m
Hyperfocal Distance
2.1 m (f/1.4) 1.7 m (f/1.4)
Image Optimization
Yes
Invert/Revert (analog and 8-bit digital)
Yes
Lens Mount
M24 x 0.5 inside thread; M29 x 1.0 outside thread
LVDS (14-bit or 8-bit)
Yes
Minimum Focus Distance
3.2 cm
NTSC/PAL (field switchable)
Yes
Pixel Pitch
17 µm
Pixel Size
17 µm
Polarity Control [black hot & white hot]
Yes
Scene Dynamic Range
0°C to +80°C
Sensitivity [NEdT]
Performance: <25 mK
Settable Splash Screens
Yes (10 camera minimum)
Spectral Band
7.5 - 13.5 µm
Spot Meter
Not available
Symbology
Yes, single-pixel resolution (256 gray and 256 color)
Thermal Imager
Uncooled VOx Microbolometer
Connections & Communications
External Sync Input/Output
Yes
Primary Electrical Connector
50-pin Hirose
RS-232 Compatible Communication
57,600 & 921,600 baud
User Configurability via SDK & GUI
Yes
Electrical
Electrical Interface
50-pin Hirose
Input Supply Voltage
4.0 - 6.0 VDC
Input Voltage
4.0 - 6.0 VDC
Power Dissipation [steady state]
<1.2 W
Power Reduction Switch [disables analog video]
Yes
Mechanical
Lensed & Lensless Configurations Available
Yes
Mounting Features
M24 x 0.5 inside thread; M29 x 1.0 outside thread
Precision Mounting Holes [M2x0.4] on 3 sides [2 per side]
Yes
Sealable Bulkhead Mounting Feature
Yes
Size [H x W x L]
82.00 x 82.00 x 145.08 mm
Weight
422.8 g
Environmental & Approvals
Humidity
5% - 95% non-condensing
Operating Temperature Range
-40° C to +80° C external temp
Operational Altitude
+40,000 feet
RoHS
Compliant
Shock
200g shock pulse w/ 11 msec sawtooth
Temperature Shock
5°/min
Vibration
4.3g three axis, 8 hr each
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Tau 2+ - Model: Tau 2+ 640, 100 mm f/1.6 FPNLX

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